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Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a demo/replay playback crash
  • Changed the way bot counts are displayed in the server browser: the bot column is now next to the player column and always visible. Bot count is no longer subtracted from maxplayers.

Team Fortress 2
  • Added the Aladdin's Private Reserve for the Demo
  • Fixed a bug where the Medic would lose his healing target's speed when deploying his ÜberCharge while using the Quick-Fix
  • Fixed a bug that would cause some Team Spirit painted hats to show as black-painted in the Steam Community
  • Localized the team goal strings for cp_steel and pl_frontier
  • Added missing level_data strings to kill_eater_score_type elements in the GetSchema WebAPI response
  • Updated pl_frontier with author-submitted fixes:
    • small prop adjustments
    • several unsewn/gappy displacements fixed up
    • func_push altered below final capture point
  • Undocumented changes: Updated all localization files
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Limit the effective FOV of players using wide-screen resolutions with aspect ratios wider than 1.85:1. The sv_restrict_aspect_ratio_fov ConVar can be changed to remove the restriction or make the restriction also apply to full-screen players.

Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed Cp_Foundry not ending the map in the middle of a round when mp_timelimit is hit
  • Fixed the Spy saying 'Prego' for one of his 'Thanks!' lines
  • Fixed incorrect player animations for the Buff Banner and the Battalion's Backup
  • Fixed some cases where strange Ullapool Cabers and wrenches would fail to correctly count kills
  • Improvements for client stability
  • Updated the localization files
  • Crafting changes:
    • Added crafting recipes for weapons introduced during the holiday update
    • When selecting items for use in crafting, the items selected will show their quality in addition to the item name
    • Ellis's Cap can now be used as a crafting reagent
  • Item changes
    • Added The Lucky Shot helmet
    • Added The Killer Exclusive to the Mann Co. store
    • Added Mask of the Shaman to the item drop list
    • Fixed particle display problems for items with multiple effects
    • Fixed the Dr. Whoa paint not drawing correctly for the Blue team
    • Updated the Desert Marauder and the Villain's Veil so they can be equipped together
    • Updated the Fancy Dress Uniform and the Kringle Collection so they can be equipped together
    • The Bombinomicon no longer shakes the screen and has a delay before the explosion so that Snipers, Spies, and others can get better feedback on the actual cause of death
    • The Bazaar Bargain functionality has changed: only one stored head is lost on a miss or a bodyshot and no heads are gained when missing while crit-boosted
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a bug which caused Windows Aero Extensions video option to always be enabled, regardless of setting. Disabling this can improve compatibility with third-party programs and overlays, but may also affect performance.
  • Fixed SourceTV showing player counts for the game server instead of the number of clients connected to the SourceTV server

Team Fortress 2
  • Australian Christmas has begun!
    • Added community-contributed winter event items
    • Added new Grordbort Pyro and Engineer item sets
    • Added the "Valve Gift Grab 2011 – TF2" achievement
    • Added Naughty and Nice winter keys to the Mann Co. store
  • Added a new Valve-authored control point map: Foundry
    • added 12 achievements for Foundry
    • added achievement reward milestone reward for Foundry achievement
  • Added UGC Highlander medals
  • Relaxed some restrictions on what misc items can be equipped simultaneously
  • Additional improvements for client stability
  • Updated the localization files

Day of Defeat: Source
  • Added the "Valve Gift Grab 2011 – DoD:S" achievement
  • Updated the localization files

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Added the "Valve Gift Grab 2011 – CS:S" achievement
  • Added rate limiting for connections and added the following ConVars to support that:
    • sv_max_connects_sec
    • sv_max_connects_window
    • sv_max_connects_sec_global
  • Dramatically improved the dynamic model loading system's memory usage, performance, and stability
  • Reduced memory usage on systems running Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • Improved alt-tab handling under Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Fixed a client crash during demo playback
  • Updated the localization files
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a client crash during demo playback
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Dramatically improved the dynamic model loading system's memory usage, performance, and stability
  • Reduced memory usage on systems running Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • Improved alt-tab handling under Windows Vista and Windows 7
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Added rate limiting for connections and added the following ConVars to support that:
    • sv_max_connects_sec
    • sv_max_connects_window
    • sv_max_connects_sec_global
Team Fortress 2
  • Added a full moon background for the main menu
  • Added new promo items
  • Fixed a Linux dedicated server crash when using +randommap on the command line
  • Fixed some bugs with the way items appear in the Steam Community and Steam Trading
  • Optimized several materials to improve performance
  • Updated the localization files
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)
  • Output of status command now includes public IP
  • Fixed playback for pre-Halloween demo recordings

Team Fortress 2
  • Output of status command now includes registration status, including any error message causing failure
  • Update the '_registered' server tag based on whether registration is successful, not whether the registration convars are set
  • All registration related messages now go to the server log in addition to the console
  • Fix response from cl_gameserver_reset_identity command to properly format convar config lines
  • Added a taunt for the Tin Soldier set
  • Fixed the Soldier’s melee dare response rule
  • MONOCULUS! HAS GROWN ANGRY
  • Updated the localization files
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed an issue with the multi-threaded renderer which could cause a crash on map change
  • Adjusted whitespace to improve formatting in status command output
  • Changed stats output to show KB/s instead of bytes/sec, added a connections column, and changed the users column to "Map changes"
  • Fixed game servers not being able to execute the retry command due to the dependence on the connect command (which is not executable by game servers)
  • Made sndplaydelay executable by servers
  • Server frame rate is now based on the tickrate of the active Source mod, not the fps_max convar
  • Server processing delays have been reduced, especially for servers on modern Linux kernels
  • Entity processing logic has been optimized to significantly reduce CPU usage on full servers
  • Multi-threaded server code is now enabled by default under Linux (already enabled on Windows)
  • An exploit with non-printable characters causing lag on Windows servers has been fixed
  • CPU is fully yielded back to the system whenever the server is running faster than the tickrate
  • Dramatic increase in performance for low-level math libraries

Day of Defeat: Source
  • Removed tickrate command line parameter
  • Updated the localization files

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Prevent AWP cycle time exploit using quick switch
  • Fixed bug causing HUD History to display item pickups from nearby players
  • Increased sized of HUD History resource to prevent clipping
  • Changed grenade damage so that it always hits HITGROUP_GENERIC and takes into account armor for damage calculations
  • Reduced standing and moving accuracy for pistols
  • Decreased accuracy while moving with sniper rifles
  • Added additional legacy mode (3) to cl_dynamiccrosshair
  • Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2
Manniversary:
  • Experimenting with a new store interface with a subset of players
  • Added several dozen community items in celebration of the Manniversary
  • Added loadout presets -- each class can now store four complete loadouts, including weapons and cosmetic items, and change between them with the press of a button.
  • Added a new item type that can accept user-applied decals. Take any image off your hard drive, put it on a stick, and then smash people with it! (See the Decal Tool in the store!)
  • Added new co-operative high five taunt
  • Class select menu now shows the active loadout for each class
  • Characters can now equip two misc-slot items at once
  • Added a new in-game abuse-reporting system (see "Capture abuse report data" under "Miscellaneous" controls)
  • Non-newly-released weapons in the store can now be tried out for free once per week! This will give you a fully-functional version of the weapon to be used in-game for no cost. If you decide you like it, you can purchase it for a discount during the trial period.
  • All items purchased in the store can be used for crafting and can be traded after a few days
  • Added a new startup music track from Meet The Medic
  • Integrated with the new Steam Workshop to enable the publication and management of community contributed content

Maps:
  • Added new community control point map Gullywash. Stamps are available in the store to support community map authors!
  • Barnblitz is now available for offline practice
  • Frontier: various geometry fixes
  • Gorge/5Gorge: added team-specific func_nobuild brushes in elevated forward spawn areas

Replay:
  • New camera shake functionality added for replays that are not sufficiently dramatic
  • New slow-motion functionality added for replays where even camera shake does not provide sufficient drama
  • Added support for recording voice chat into replays

Items:
  • Pocket Medic can now be equipped by the Soldier in addition to the Heavy
  • World Traveler's Hat and the Connoisseur's Cap are now paintable
  • Bonk Boy and Foster's Facade are now misc slot items
  • Fixed The Director's Vision not playing animations correctly for all classes in the loadout screen
  • The Killer Exclusive is now paintable
  • When sorting the backpack, otherwise-equivalent items will sort by strange weapon rank and crate series number if possible
  • When selecting items from the loadout, weapons with different kill eater ranks will all show up
  • Hat of Undeniable Wealth And Respect animations have been added. Really.
  • LOD models added to several older cosmetic items

Response Rules:
  • Reduced the chance of many response lines occurring
  • Responses related to cart progress no longer play when disguised
  • Players will now always call for a medic when low on health or when on fire when a medic is under the crosshair, whereas previously the character would ask the medic to follow them
  • Named base items will no longer trigger responses that were supposed to be for new item variants
  • Added additional Jarate hit responses
  • Demoman:
    • Added achievement award response
    • Removed "I didn't need your help y'know" line if being healed by a Medic
    • Saxxy kills will use the same lines as kills from the frying pan
    • Taunting with The Pain Train or the Saxxy now plays the same taunt as the grenade launcher
    • Added a taunt for The Ullapool Caber
  • Engineer:
    • Fixed a problem that caused him not to say thanks after exiting a teleporter
    • Saxxy kills will use the same lines as kills from The Golden Wrench
    • Added a previously unused golden wrench kill line
    • Added an occasional response when swinging The Gunslinger
    • Wrangler taunt now performs the pistol taunt animation
  • Heavy:
    • Added a previously unused fist swing line
  • Medic:
    • Added a line to the response that occurs when doing a battle cry while looking at an enemy while holding a melee weapon
    • Taunting with a Saxxy plays the medigun taunt
    • Taunting with the Solemn Vow or the Crusader's Crossbow now plays the same taunt as the syringe gun
  • Scout:
    • Removed the response when killing an enemy Scout or Pyro and moved the lines to the dominating Pyro/Scout response
    • Added a rare response to double jumping after getting a recent kill
  • Sniper:
    • Reduced chattiness when getting many sequential kills
    • Added a missing line to the scoped revenge response
    • Taunting with a Saxxy no longer play lines that reference a knife
  • Soldier:
    • Added a line to the getting übercharged response
    • Taunting with the Righteous Bison, Battalion's Backup, or the Saxxy now play the Buff Banner taunt

Bots:
  • TFBots have a percentage chance of noticing weapon fire based on their difficulty level. Easy bots are fairly oblivious, and Expert bots notice pretty much everything.
  • TFBots now treat certain weapon attacks as "quiet" (Spy knife, cloaking/uncloaking, some melee weapons, fists, etc). "Quiet" weapons can only be heard by TFBots when nearby, and their chance of being noticed is halved if the environment is "noisy" (ie., lots of non-quiet gunfire going on in the area). This greatly improves Spies ability to backstab TFBots without the entire team immediately turning on them.
  • bot improvements:
    • Spy bots are much better about circling around and backstabbing their victims now
    • Improved Spy bot target selection in some situations (ie: clusters of sentries and enemy players)
    • Spy bots will give up on an attack and retreat if an enemy sentry gun aims at them
    • Spy bots now avoid nearby enemies while disguised and/or cloaked so they don't bump into them and give themselves away
    • Spy bots now have a simple notion of when their “cover is blown" now
    • Spy bots lead their target's position as they chase them down for a backstab now
    • Spy bots don't go after victims until setup time has elapsed
    • Hard and Expert Spy bots avoid looking at their prey until they get close and go for the stab
    • Easy Spy bots don't avoid enemies, or try to get behind before stabbing
    • Normal Spy bots don't avoid enemies
    • Fixed bug where Spy bots would jump against the enemy spawn gates during setup time
  • Medic bot improvements:
    • Medic bots stick much closer to running patients now
    • Medic bots stick much closer to their patient if they have an Ubercharge ready, or are deploying their Uber
    • Medic bots hide from Sentryguns now, too
  • Pyro bot improvements:
    • Pyro bots are less "pushy" with their compression blast, but will use it against Ubers and to get enemies off of a capture point

Other:
  • Razer Hydra support can be enabled via "sixense_enabled 1" in the console. See http://sixense.com/tf2 for details.
  • Added "tf_allow_taunt_switch". Set to 0 for disallowed (default behavior), 1 for old bug behavior, or 2 to allow weapon switching any time during the taunt.
  • Screenshots can now be hooked up to the Steam Community automatically. There is a new option to control this under "Miscellaneous" in the Advanced Options page.
  • Fixed gold ragdolls playing custom death animations when they should be locked in a pose
  • Fixed Buffalo Steak Sandvich not having a cooldown if the Heavy is at full health.
  • Fixed touching a cabinet while under the effects of the Buffalo Steak Sandvich removing the mini-crits but not removing the melee weapon restriction
  • Fixed particle effects not showing up on spy disguise items
  • Fixed spies never using genuine, community, or self-made items as disguise weapons
  • Fixed demoman weapons primary/secondary being backwards in the loadout screen
  • Fixed effects on Sticky Jumper grenades
  • Fixed net_graph not updating server framerate when FPS is greater than 1000
  • Fixed game servers not being able to execute the retry command
  • Renamed tf_show_voice_icons to mp_show_voice_icons
  • Updated the localization files
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)
  • Added a server command line option called "-dumplongticks" which will generate minidumps when there are long server frames
  • Fixed startmovie failing for the raw, tga, jpg, and wav options
  • Fixed some HUD messages not displaying properly on widescreen resolutions
  • Updated the localization files for all games

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed Demomen with the Persian Persuader equipped picking up ammo crates when they're already at full health
  • Fixed hatless headgear not removing the player's hat
  • Fixed Natascha's bullets preventing Scouts from using Bonk and Crit-a-Cola
  • Fixed teleporter progress being displayed incorrectly after upgrading a teleporter while it was recharging
  • Fixed a rare server crash related to assists
  • Fixed FCVAR_NOTIFY chat messages being clipped and not displaying the new value for the cvar
  • Purchased items are no longer announced in the chat text
  • Reduced the amount of server console output when client commands are out of sync
  • Added the following ConVars for proxy support for replay FTP offloading: replay_fileserver_offload_useproxy, replay_fileserver_offload_proxy_host, and replay_fileserver_offload_proxy_port
  • Removed replay_port ConVar (and the need for replay to open a port)
  • Updated the matchmaking filtering to speed up searches and reduce the number of pinged servers
  • Updated Pl_Upward
    • Fixed ending the game mid-round when mp_timelimit has been reached
    • Fixed several exploit areas
  • Updated Pl_Goldrush
    • Stage 1 : Fixed overlapping train track models
    • Stage 1 : Fixed terrain seam by red spawn exit
    • Stage 1 : Fixed red spawn room door going through ceiling
    • Stage 1 : Light fixture on roof structure of red's first spawn building switched to non-solid
    • Stage 2 : Added func_nobuild under bridge that would get teleported players stuck
    • Stage 3 : Added invisible func_brushes above roofs to block blind demo grenade spam
    • Stage 3 : Fixed wood structure by main gate entrance so it doesn't destroy teleport buildables
    • Stage 3 : Added clip brush to top of main gate entrance
    • Stage 3 : Extended red's respawn room brushes to enclose entire interior
    • Stage 3 : Added respawn visualizer material to back face of blocker that prevents red from entering blue's respawn area from the top route
  • Updated Items
    • Added the Killer Exclusive
    • Added the Mask of the Shaman to the droplist and made it craftable
    • Added the El Jefe to the droplist and made it craftable
    • Added two new styles for the Large Luchadore
    • Fixed the Industrial Festivizer sometimes turning white
    • Updated the shading on the Crusader's Crossbow
    • Updated the Magnificent Mongolian texture and made it paintable
    • Updated the Carouser's Capotain with an improved appearance
    • Updated the Whiskered Gentlemen with an improved appearance
    • Updated the particle effects for the Cow Mangler 5000 and the Righteous Bison
    • Updated the Stickybomb Jumper
      • Now uses a unique texture and projectile
      • No longer causes the wielder to take increased damage from other sources
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)
  • Added an additional diagnostic message when a player is dropped from a server due to Steam authentication failure
  • Added "startmovie" support for resolutions above 2048x2048
  • Fixed a client crash caused by running "startmovie" with the h264 codec without having QuickTime installed
  • Fixed a client crash related to rendering replays

Team Fortress 2
  • Reorganized the tabs in the Mann Co. Store into Bundles, Guns, Hats, Misc, Tools, and Maps to make it easier to find specific items
  • Added a new Hot Items tab to the Mann Co. Store to show real-time popularity of items in the Mannconomy
  • The Diamondback now correctly gets guaranteed crits if an Engineer changes class while their buildings are sapped
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Gunslinger to draw a normal Engineer hand first-person sometimes when wielding other weapons
  • Fixed a server crash related to bots
  • Fixed a client crash related to breakables/gibs
  • Added item sets to the GetSchema WebAPI
  • Updated the Spiral Sallet to be equippable by all classes
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